Mayor's Commission on Aging

Helping seniors obtain food, employment, housing security, healthcare, and social support. 

Mayor’s Commission on Aging

What we do

The Mayor’s Commission on Aging serves seniors in Philadelphia with programs and information to enhance their quality of life. The Commission is part of the Mayor’s Office within the Health and Human Service Cabinet.

The Commission provides Philadelphia’s seniors with:

  • Access to benefits and programs.
  • Employment and financial services.
  • Access to food and meal delivery.
  • Health and senior centers.
  • Housing security (foreclosure prevention).


100 S. Broad St.
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Fax: (215) 686-8452



Lydia Hernandez Velez, Deputy Managing Director for Aging
Lydia Hernandez Velez

Ms. Hernández Vélez was appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter as Deputy Managing Director for Aging in November of 2010. She previously served as Executive Director of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and Deputy Secretary of Banking for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She attended Barnard College of Columbia University and Hofstra University School of Law.

Nanette Marker, Assistant Deputy Managing Director
Juan Gonzalez, Project Director
Christine Bennett, Project Director, Apprise